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Me and Myself – An Interactive Album Encouraging Self-expression

Me and Myself is another great app from the series recently released by C.E.T- The Center for Educational Technology. The app is an interactive photo album with a unique focus on self-expression. The pages of the album are titled such

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SnapType for Occupational Therapy: Making it a snap to fill in worksheets

Written classroom assignments are often a challenge for children with disabilities. Something as simple as struggling to hold a pencil correctly can greatly impact a child’s motivation and success in completing homework. For students with more significant limitations, such as

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App Review: Thinkrolls – by Avokiddo

As an OT that works with people with both motor disabilities and cognitive and intellectual disabilities, I find it a challenge to find leisure apps that provide age appropriate content yet are simple enough for independent play. Popular game apps

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Our Top Recommended Multi-Player Games

Contrary to what you may initially think, the tablet can actually be a wonderful tool for encouraging social play. Every game can be used to encourage social play even if it is intended for only one player. The game is

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Great Holiday Apps for Easter and Passover

After what seems like a winter that lasted forever, Spring is finally in the air! It is a time of new beginnings and starting fresh, but it is also a time of holiday tradition. Both Passover and Easter arrive with

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Two Great Apps for Improving Visual Motor Skills

I thought I would share with you two great apps that I use extensively in my practice to work on pre-writing and visual motor skills. Each is developed by an occupational therapist but are recommended for use by anyone. I

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Apps for Play? Of course!

Children love to play. They need to play. Through play children develop motor-skills, they learn to problem solve, they practise social interactions and role-playing, and they develop their imaginations. For typically developing children, play comes easy. The inner drive to

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APPlicable – Making apps accessible for all

As professionals who work with children with disabilities one of our goals is facilitating integration into community life. Practising new skills can only take one so far.  True integration in community life for people with disabilities can only occur if bigger

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Our Top AAC Apps

The year has only just begun and already the good news for people with disabilities is pouring in. Change is in the air, and this time it comes from Israel. Finally, after years of lobbying the government, communication devices have

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